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GIGABYTE Rolls Out H81M-HD3 Socket LGA1150 Motherboard

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While GIGABYTE's first motherboards based on Intel's new entry-level H81 Express chipset were mostly focused on small business PC builds, its latest one could lure HTPC builders. The new H81M-HD3 is built in the narrow micro-ATX (244 x 190 mm) form-factor as the other H81-based motherboards from the company, with a feature-set tuned for the living room. To begin with, the board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors; the LGA1150 socket is powered by the same simple 2+1 phase VRM. The CPU socket is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory; and a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot (as PCIe gen 3.0 is outside the platform's feature-set). A pair of legacy PCI slots and a PCI-Express 2.0 x1 make for the rest of the expansion area.

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looks pretty good for entry level board
 
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8 pin and 2+1 VRM? :wtf:
 
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8 pin and 2+1 VRM? :wtf:
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its just entry level
it would run on stock speed and the user doesnt need more features.
just running for basic task, so its ok
if you need more you should go to upper level than entry level board